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Barry's Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
+1 919-859-3555
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
“biscuits” (27 reviews)
“burgers” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We came here after hearing about it through locals in the area. The owner is a massive supporter of firefighters and his cafe is full of pride for their work and his cause. Our table ordered a mix of breakfast and lunch and we were...More

Thank jlmn0221
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Barry's (thank you TA☺️) and we were surprised to find this little gem. It's very casual, friendly, with a diner type feel, completely different from all the hoity toity over priced brunch places every where else in Cary. The...More

Thank BinksVaca
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A paralyzing ice storm and an emergency request to provide food and hot drinks to firefighters, first responders and victims, prompted the store owner, Barry, to establish an endowment fund to assist care givers involv.ed in future emergent situations. Barry's' is a relaxing, clean, and...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I had the Mamma Burger on a gluten free bun and it was the best burger I have had in ages! I usually go with a breakfast option, and I'm glad I did. The staff was amazing - as they always are. This is my...More

1  Thank Mountaineer_76
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast there with my two teens. Very friendly and attentive staff. Good portions of food for the price. Don't ask for the large orange juice, they mean large when you say large there. Lol

1  Thank Jose M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Good breakfast spot with a number of options. Service is friendly and attentive. Can get busy on weekends but plenty of indoor seating. Family friendly.

Thank Wolfpacker88888
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a highlight of a recent trip in terms of places to stop for breakfast. Cool theme and decor, and really good sausage omelette!

1  Thank Diner99UK
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I have met a friend of mine at Barry's several times for breakfast over the past year and have not been disappointed. Service is good and quick. They are huge supporters of their local community, including fireman, policemen and service members. They offer many breakfast...More

1  Thank jermsshan
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Ate with ten others. The waitress was awesome and very friendly🤗. It's average cafeteria food. Everyone was happy with their choice......chicken salad sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, burgers and meatloaf. Biggest hit was the spinach omelette. They do give good cookies after dinner.

Thank Kathleen598
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Twenty five years ago, Barry and Denise Doyle opened Barry's Cafe and struggled for awhile to get it off the ground. However, during a severe ice storm that had shut down nearby interstates, a local volunteer firefighter called Barry and asked if he maybe supply...More

1  Thank Doug P
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks so much for your glowing review, Doug!! That was a dangerous day for several people, including the First Responders and Law Enforcement, and of course the victims!! Thanks for your patronage also Doug Barry

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James N
6 October 2016|
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Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
found it. It is great will be returning soon and this time I'll be sure to meet Barry since he responded to my review on Trip advisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-859-3555
  • E-mail
Barry's Cafe serves great comfort food both breakfast and lunch. It is decorated with Firefighter memorabilia from 23 countries and all 50 states. We have provided emergency foodservice to over 100 local fire stations since 1994, at no charge. We have a separate Foundation that supports us with the food cost. It has a 501-3c if you would like to help.
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